HALT Before You Drop

haltWhat’s your frame of mind when you take your drug of choice? Physically and emotionally drained? Feel all by yourself? How about hungry? Maybe a little ticked? If we’re to fail forward, we must learn from our past mistakes. We would probably find if we examined those mistakes that we were feeling one of those four emotions when we chose our drug of choice over Jesus.
A friend of mine gave me a very valuable tool to help us keep listening to and following Jesus everyday everywhere. It’s called HALT. When we feel hungry, angry, lonely, and/or tired we should put extra emphasis on slowing down the decision making process. It’s usually at these times when we turn our backs, even momentarily, on Jesus.
Jesus said to “watch and pray so that you don’t fall into temptation.” (Matthew 26:41) We know the enemy will attack when we’re most vulnerable, like when we’re hungry, angry, lonely or tired. Thus, as we recognize or watch for these situations to come our way we can use our biblical tools through the Spirit’s power to stay close to Jesus.
If you HALT before you drop, you’ll be able to stand and say, “You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.” (Psalm 56:13)
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